heart-monitoring apparel line offered by Wilmington, Del.-based Textronics Inc., and lululemon
athletica, a Canada-based yoga-inspired athletic apparel company, have partnered to develop the
Heartbeat Tank, a technically advanced heart-monitoring running tank top.
The inner shelf bra of the quick-drying nylon/Lycra® tank top features fabric sensors that
monitor exercise duration, heart rate and number of calories burned; and a pocket to hold a snap-in
transmitter that sends the data to a compatible watch or cardio machine.
“This seamless garment is constructed for the athlete who is looking to monitor their theart
rate without the traditional strap,” said Deanne Schweitzer, product manager, lululemon athletica. “
The tank top offers moderate bust support, wicking knit construction for moisture management and a
smooth next-to-skin fit that helps to prevent chafing, making a more comfortable exercise
March 18, 2008